Wilson Wood (actor)

Wilson Wood (born Charles Woodrow Tolkien, February 11, 1915 – October 23, 2004) was an American character actor during the middle of the twentieth century.

Wilson Wood
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Wood in the 1951 film, The Desert Fox
Born
Charles Woodrow Tolkien

(1915-02-11)February 11, 1915
Huron, North Dakota, United States
DiedOctober 23, 2004(2004-10-23) (aged 89)
Culver City, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1946–1962
Spouse(s)Martha Tolkein[1]

Born in Huron, North Dakota on February 11, 1915, he made his film debut with a small role in 1946's Two Sisters from Boston, directed by Henry Koster.[2] During his 17-year career he would appear in over 100 films, usually in smaller roles.[3] In 1952 he would star in a serial for Republic Pictures. The 12 part series was titled, Zombies of the Stratosphere, which would be edited down and released in 1958 as a feature film, called Satan's Satellites.[4] His final appearance would be in the 1962 film, Jumbo, starring Doris Day, Stephen Boyd and Jimmy Durante, in which Wood had a featured role.[5] Wood died on October 23, 2004 in Culver City, California.[6]

FilmographyEdit

(Per AFI database)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sue McAllister (September 22, 1998). "A Final Curtain Call for Studio Drive-In". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Two Sisters from Boston". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Wilson Wood". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Satan's Satellites". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jumbo". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Wilson Wood". Find a Grave. Archived from the original on January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015.

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